Music Director Paul Piazza

Paul Piazza is a native of Southern California with a full schedule as a conductor, vocalist, trumpeter, and music educator. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, studying trumpet with Craig Morris, classical voice with Tony Boutté, and conducting with Gary Green. Paul has a wide range of musical interests and has shared the stage with some of the world's greatest musical artists, including pianist Jeremy Denk, soprano Laura Aiken, and conductor Michael Tilson-Thomas. Paul has guest conducted prestigious ensembles such as the Los Angeles Symphonic Winds and the nationally recognized Diamond Bar High School Symphony Orchestra.

As a music educator, he has worked for well known music programs such as the Idyllwild Arts Academy Summer Program, as well as delivered guest lectures on music appreciation and aesthetics for Los Angeles Pierce College's Encore program. As Orchestra Manager for the renowned Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, he was instrumental in the success of their recent concert tour of Italy.  Paul currently holds the positions of Music Director with the Westlake Village Symphony and Assistant Conductor with the Riverside Philharmonic.